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>>> disaster in japan. right now on "news nation" -- hundreds dead, hundreds more missing from the tsunami of mud and debris triggered by one of the strongest earthquakes in reported history. [ siren ] >> sirens of warning blaring in hawaii up and down west coast, communities evacuated for possibly hitting u.s. shores. >>> parts of california feeling the effect. boats on the coast are tossed around like toy. >>> hi, everybody, good to have you with me today. i'm thomas roberts. "news nation" following devastation from japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake. right now, it's 4:00 in the morn in japan and people are trying to flee the hardest hit areas. the quake struck 80 miles off the northeast coast and felt all wait to beijing, china. as you can see, it sent people running into the streets in a frenzy, dodging debris falling from buildings. 4 million buildings without power in tokyo. but the quake wasn't the worst part. shortly after a violent tunisia crashed into the northeast coast, killing hundreds of people. waves washing away cars, roads, homes. aftershocks lasting for hours, c
. the "news nation" is following the latest on the nuclear emergency in japan where it is 3:00 a.m. local time. threat level is now being called a six out of seven by the french authority of nuclear safety. a watchdog group that monitors radiation safety. chernobyl, for some perspective here, was six out of serve. three mile island was rated a five. latest explosion in unit two of the fukushima plant may be the worst yet. international atomic energy agency says there's evidence it breached the primary containment shell. that means more radiation could be leaking from that unit. the iaea says radiation levels at site have been decreasing. people living within 20 kilometers of the plant have been evacuated and are lining up to be scanned for radiation. a no-fly zone has been established around the crippled nuclear plant for 30 kilometers. global economic fears, the stock market plummeted today because of the nuclear concerns and right now the dow, let's take a look at it, is down 178 point. it mentioned it opened down nearly 300 points earlier. today one of the biggest aftershocks to hit japan s
and worsening nuclear crisis in japan. another explosion rocked the fukushima nuclear power plant that is about 170 miles north of tokyo. and it is now feared a third reactor will explode. officials say fuel rods appear to be melting right now in all three troubled reactors. all of this, of course, raising concerns more radiation will be released. the u.s. military moves some of its fleet further from japan's shore after some of the uss ronald reagan carrier group were exposed to a cloud of low-level radiation, this as authorities try to cope with the disaster. officials say another 1,000 bodies washed up today along japan's earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeast coast. so far 2,800 people confirmed dead. but as you well know by now, the final death toll is expected to increase to as many as possibly 10,000 the people. chris jansing joins us live from tokyo regarding the nuclear crisis. at the top of the hour i pointed out a japanese official is saying we are likely seeing melting at the plant that's been so much focused on. >> reporter: what we've had is for a second time a fuel rod explode
in japan. a short time ago, the japanese government told the iaea that its engineers have been able to lay an external power cable at one of the reactors at the fukushima plant. now, this means they hope to reconnect power as soon as they are done spraying water on unit number three. earlier today, workers dumped thousands of gallons of water on the reactors by helicopter. the flights were stopped after the government realized they were not helping cool the unit down. they're still spraying water on reactors from the ground. the u.s. military is sending a nine-member team to japan, as early as today, to help evacuate -- to evaluate the nuclear situation. it's not clear if they will go to the plant that's been damaged. president obama is due to make a statement at 3:30 eastern time. joining me now is a physicist who has worked on nuclear reactor accident simulations. thank you for joining us. >> nice to be here. >> let's talk about this breaking news at this power cable may be down very soon and this could finally provide some power to unit number three. one of those -- unit number two, exc
in japan isç "out o control." meantime, u.s. forces operating in that country are being moved even further away from the power plant for safety. a live report from tokyo straight ahead. plus police and protesters face off in pakistan just hours after reports that the u.s. paid more than $2 million for the release of a cia contractor accused of murder. new comments on the situation from the secretary of state. >>> and he reached out online to people he never met in person convincing them to kill themselves. now a judge says the minnesota man in this picture must go to jail. >> it's not fair. it's not fair. >>> a push to rally in michigan. protesters still at odds with the state's governor over the budget join forces at the state capital. the latest in the on going standoff between public union workers in this country and some republican lawmakers. >>> i'm tamron hall. "news nation" is following new details on the nuclear crisis in japan. the secretary-general of the international atomic energy association says he's headed to japan as soon as possible as workers at the fukushima plant strugg
the latest on the only confirmed american death in japan. >>> and thearents of a rutgers student who committed suicide after police say he was taunted for being gay don't want harsh punishment for those accused. >>> and could it be true? does cbs want charlie sheen back on his t ho >>anhepo enti's ltwnthela yi on to the streets of new york. what sent chris brown into a frenzy? >>> i'm tamron hall. the newsmation is following the latest developments in operation odyssey dawn in libya. crew members are back safe in american hands after the f-15e fighter jet crashed overnight. video of the wreckage. two airmen ejected after the plane developed mechanical problems. the fighter jet was on a strike mission against a libyan missile site. the on-scene commander of the international coalition for libya told a news conference, civilians are under attack by moammar gadhafi's forces in misratah and libya's third largest city. the admiral say the coalition is, quote, considering all objections but did not elaborate. among the coalition targets hit todayç libyan naval base in tripoli. lookin
, will be david gregory's guests. we take you to japan. nuclear crisis getting worse. officials saying they believe there's a breach in the reactor core of unit number three at the damaged fukushima plant. what that means is that more radiation than first thought could be leaking right now. the suspected breach found when two workers were burned whi eed wading into water, 10,000 times more radioactive than normal. there may be a crack in the core or the spent fuel rod pool. all work has since stopped at the plant and japan's prime minister is saying the situation is very grave and the government is not in a position to be optimistic. joining me live from seoul, soesoe soek. >> reporter: good afternoon, as you say, the government did announce today that they -- what they think is happening is there there is a leak. they were cautious not to use the word breach because they're not clear where the source is coming from that affected the workers that you mentioned who were hospitalized yesterday. two of those workers, there were three altogether hospitalized, two of the workers were sent o
false alarms. we turn to the latest out of the japan. where parents in tokyo are being told not to let infants drink tap water. water samples there contained more than double the amount of legal limit of radio radioactive iodine which can cause thyroid cancer. it is safe for adults to drink that tap water. this morning a 6.0 aftershock rattled the region that houses the damaged fukushima nuclear plant. a 5.0 tremor followed 20 minutes later. the death toll now in japan up to nearly 10,000 with over 13,000 according to the latest information missing. >>> and the fda is now banning some food imports from japan, milk, fresh fruit and vegetables from areas near that damaged nuclear plant are not allowed to enter the united states. food imparted from japan makes up less than 4% of all of the foods imported to this country. lee cowan is live from seoul, south korea with the latest. one of the major headlines today is infants, they're saying the water is not safe for infants to drink. >> reporter: right, tamron. this is a warning that effects millions of people. it's for 23 districts and toky
to the latest headlines out of japan, a measuring station in california has picked up radiation read innings the southern part of the state. a diplomat with access to the numbers says they are about a billion times beneath levels considered harmful to humans. and meantime, the crisis at the fukushima plant is getting worse. japanese authorities raise the accident rating from a 4 to a 5 after finding evidence of a partial meltdown in three of the reactor. a level 5 is the same classification as three mile island. japan's prime minister is asking the nation to come together to rebuild devastated areas. authorities say the number of confirmed dead is more than 6,900 and more than 10,000 people are missing. joining me now to talk about the latest developments in the nuclear crisis is arjoun makisani. arnie gunderson was an expert into the investigation of the three mile island accident. arnie, i'll start with you, now that we have this classification that puts japan at the same level as three mile island. >> this in my opinion is already worse than three mile island and should be a 6 instead of
. >>> radiation levels soaring in japan. workers find plutonium leaking into the soil around the fukushima plant. is there is plant in the middle of a meltdown? we'll have an update. make a wish! oh. ooh. happy birthday todd. it's for a cough... from allergies... [ male announcer ] haelievecoughs d sot dueo alleto yokn. aren't getting enough whole grain. but actually, it's never been easier to get the whole grain you want from your favorite big g cereals. from cheerios to lucky charms, there's whole grain in every box. make sure to look for the white check. >>> frightening, new information from japan, potentially deadly radioactive waist cripples the air around the fukushima plant. pools of water are registering radioactive contamination at 100,000 times the normal level. extent of the contamination is such that japan's power authority has admitted there was a partial meltdown of the core in reactor two. also reports that investigators with radiation detecter tos found plutonium in the soil. today's staggering news follows 6.5 magnitude earthquake that shook the region and triggered another tsu
controller who has been suspended. >>> ahead, our first look at workers inside japan's crippled nuclear plant who are trying to prevent that meltdown, two of them now hospitalized. we'll tell you what happened. plus, a massive firebreaks out at miami's international airport. flights have been affected by this. what happened here? incredible video. >>> michele bachmann, step closer to making an announcement on her potential presidential aspirations for 2012. what she said a short time ago.e running there? dancing there? how about eating soup to get there? campbell's soups fill you with good nutrition, farm-grown ingredients, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. the morning after the big move starts with back pain... and a choice. take advil now... and maybe up to 4 in a day. or, choose aleve and 2 pills for a day free of pain. smart move. ♪ >>> wk back to "news nation." take a look at this raging fire early this morning at miami international airport. the blaze at the fuel depot finally brought under control. dozens of flights in and out of miami
to pull drummond to safety. unbelievable. >>> japan says it is at a maximum alert level as it monitors its nuclear crisis. there are new concerns today over the spread of radiation and the ability to stabilize the reactors. we'll have the very latest for you in an update. how can expedia save me even more on my hotel? by giving me huge discounts on rooms hotels can't always fill. with unpublished rates. which means i get an even more rockin' hotel, for less. where you book matters. expedia. unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's different -- it's calcium citrate, so it can be absorbed with or without food. also available in small, easy-to-swallow petites. citracal. i'm out makin' sure this stays a 10, when you drive by. you're checking out my awesome headband, when... ♪ oops. that's when you find out your cut-rate insurance it ain't payin' for this. so get allstate. save cash and be better protected from mayhem like me. [ dennis ] dollar for dollar nobody protects you from mayhem like allstate. >>> welcome back to "news nation." headlines right now, maximum a alett alett a
's progressive! call or click today. >>> welcome back to "news nation." japan's nuclear crisis. radiation in the sea water near the plant is now at 3,000 times the legal limit. we'll have the latest. >>> and decision 2012. a new poll finds the number of americans who think president obama should be re-elected is at an all-time low. what's impacting his poll numbers. we'll take a look at it. >>> new controversy for bp. an employee's laptop containing the personal data for thousands of louisiana residents goes missing. plus, how a soccer superstar could now be dragged into the sex scandal surrounding italy's prime minister. >>> as president obama deals with the situation in libya, he is facing inking approval numbers. mike viqueira joins us live from the white house. give us a better look into the numbers. a lot of people are talking about them. >> it's interesting, tamron. what's very clear from the numbers what we see from the quinnipiac poll is the public has not bought into the idea that there is an economic recovery under way notwithstanding the fact in the fourth quarter of last year
't pose a threat to humans? >>> in japan, health ministry is ordering more test after a cow sl slaughtered for beef near the fukushima plant had radiation slightly higher than the limit. >>> new readings show radiation levels are rising at the crippled plant. ground water under one reactor has radiation levels 10,000 times greater than the government health standard. but the company says it does not believe the drinking water is affected. >>> now more on those low levels of radiation found in milk in two separate states. join me now, nbc news chief science and health correspondent, bob bazell. first of all, you did great work in japan covering this story, and is it continuing, and the concerns continue in the united states. low levels of radiation found in milk. people are concerns. put it in perspective for us. >> radiation spreads enormously from its -- from the site. it goes around the world. and it disperses. right at the site there are severe problems. right at the site. not even in tokyo or in other parts of japan. but right there, there are tremendous problems with radiation in the
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